PRIVATE BOOKINGS at Charlie & Gerald’s Town Treasure

Charlie & Gerald’s Town Treasure is available 7-days a week, whether you have a large private function of a smaller, intimate private lunch or dinner in mind.

For smaller groups, we offer the option to book a private room or combination of rooms, while we may host other groups in other rooms at the same time. For larger groups, the entire venue can be booked privately.

BOOKING A PRIVATE ROOM/S 
We are ready to host a private group lunch or dinner at any time. A minimum spend of R10 000 on food, drinks and storytelling is required to secure a private booking. No venue hire is charged for such bookings.

Groups can pre-order a combination of our set menus listed above. Of course, you could also add a private storytelling experience to make for a superb experience.

MENU OPTIONS:
All our food is served in bowls and served in the centre of the table with side plates for guests to dish up their preferred combinations. This way everyone gets to enjoy a wider array of flavours. A true feast it is!

COASTAL GOURMET Abundant FEAST
Bowls of the following shared between two (R575pp):
Starter:
Lemon & Herb Calamari with Carrot & Onion (x2)
Mains:
Mozambican-inspired prawn stew with spinach and tahini (x1)
Seabass in Citrus Broth (x1)
with
African Dombolo (steamed bread) (x1)
Grilled butternut, sweet potato, peppers, onion, zucchini, and olives (x1)
Turmeric-stained yellow rice (x1)
Desserts:
Mango sorbet with fresh ginger and coconut milk (x1)
Nut-free baklava (x1)

COUNTRY CARNE  Abundant FEAST
Bowls of the following shared between two (R575pp):
Starter:
Chopped feta and olives in spinach leaves on a bed of tzatziki (x2)
Mains:
Beef fillet strips with grilled peppers (x1)
Apricot-infused lamb stew (x1)
French-inspired, pomegranate duck stew (x1)
with
African Dombolo (steamed bread) (x1)
Grilled butternut, sweet potato, peppers, onion, zucchini, and olives (x1)
Turmeric-stained yellow rice (x1)
Desserts:
Rose- and fig-infused chocolate truffles (x1)
Nut-free baklava (x1)

VELVETY VEGAN Abundant FEAST
Bowls of the following shared between two (R575pp):
Starter:
Cape Malay Butternut Soup (x2)
Mains:
Aubergine & Lentil Bobotie (x2)
with
African Dombolo (steamed bread) (x2)
Butternut, sweet potato, peppers, onion, zucchini, and olives (x2)
Turmeric-stained yellow rice (x1)
Samp and green beans (x 2)
Layers of avo, pineapple and peppers with chopped greens (x1)
Dessert:
Mango sorbet with fresh ginger and coconut milk (x2)

ANCIENT SECRETS Abundant FEAST
Bowls of the following shared between two (R575pp):
Starter:
Roasted Tomato Soup (x2)
Mains:
French-inspired, pomegranate duck stew (x1)
Chicken Chow-Mein (x1)
Red Beef Stew, slowly cooked on the bone with tomato with onion and spinach (x1)
with
African Dombolo (steamed bread) (x1)
Grilled butternut, sweet potato, peppers, onion, zucchini, and olives (1x)
Turmeric-stained yellow rice (x1)
Desserts
Rose- and fig-infused chocolate truffles (x1)
Nut-free baklava (x1) 

MEZE FEAST
This menu cannot be combined with any other menu and must be ordered
as one set menu for the entire table with a minimum of 6 guests at the table.
Bowls of the following to share (R300pp):
Starter:
Chopped feta and olives in spinach leaves on a bed of tzatziki
(One bowl for every two guests)
First mains:
Sweet potato fries with humus (One bowl for every three guests)
Chickpeas and kidney beans, stewed in coconut milk, turmeric and paprika
(One bowl for every two guests)
African steamed bread (One bowl for every two guests)
Second mains:
Beef fillet strips with grilled peppers (One bowl for every two guests)
Mozambican-inspired prawn stew with spinach and tahini
(One bowl for three guests)
Dessert: Rose- and fig-infused chocolate truffles
(One bowl for every three guests)

Vegan/vegetarian alternatives available on request

MIGRANT CUISINE FEAST
This menu cannot be combined with any other menu and must be ordered
as one set menu for the entire table with a minimum of 4 guests at the table.
This menu is specifically designed to be combined with a Migrant Cuisine Storytelling Session.
Bowls of the following (R575pp):
Starters:
Cape Malay Butternut Soup (one bowl per guest)
Chinese Chicken Chow-Mein (one bowl per guest)
Mains:
Zimbabwean Sadza (pap) with tomato sheba (one bowl for every two guests)
Mozambican prawn matapa with spinach and tahini (one bowl per guest)
Turmeric-stained yellow rice (one bowl per guest)
Dessert:
Ethiopian/Indian Mango Lasi (one portion per guest)
Mediterranean Nut-Free Baklava (one portion per guest)

PRIVATE STORYTELLING DINNERS :
Guests can also book our Chief Storyteller, Charlie Moyo, to present a private storytelling experience with your private lunch or dinner. The rate (in addition to the menu cost) is a minimum of R1000 for a table of 2, and R150 for each additional person. The 7-Phases of Joburg storytelling can be combined with the first four feast menus or the Meze Feast menu, whereas the Migrant Cuisine Storytelling Dinner can only be paired with the Migrant Cuisine Feast menu.

Typical schedule of a 7-Phases of Joburg Storytelling Dinner:
6pm: Guests arrive and enjoy drinks
6:30pm: STARTERS
6:55pm: Opening story about first 3-phases of Joburg history
(Victorian-Gold Rush. Edwardian-London and Art Deco-New York)
7:30pm: MAINS COURSES
8:10pm: Storytelling: second three phases of Joburg
(Modernist/Brutalist Apartheid City, Decline of City & Rise of Sandton, Regeneration of the Inner-City)
8:45pm: DESSERTS
9:10pm: Final storytelling: history of the vaults
9:30pm: Dinner ends

For a summary and photographs of each room and how many people can be seated per room, click on the ‘PRIVATE EVENTS at Charlie & Gerald’s Town Treasure’ tab on the website menu.